Talkin’ Comic-Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego
(24th April 2016, 1000 PT / 1300 ET / 1800 GMT)
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~~ EISNER AWARDS 2016 SPECIAL! ~~
Slight change of plans this week – we were going to be having a #sdccfit episode, in which we look to gearing ourselves, physically, for the marathon event which is San Diego Comic-Con. Three months to get into some kind of shape, people! Hopefully, we’ll be getting (The Mighty Jerd), , and , and others, joining us in the next few weeks. Besides, we have some more immediate matters to attend to.
This week saw the announcement of this years Eisner Award Nominations, a mighty list of some of the comics industry great and good that will be vying for a shiny bauble on the Friday of SDCC, at a glittering ceremony at the #IndigoBallroom of the , orchestrated by . It’s a phenomenal celebration of the best of sequential art of the last 12 months and is certainly worth your attending (if you’re not finding yourself trapped in a Hall H line!)
This year sees a number of Brits vying for an Eisner and we’re lucky enough to be joined by, if not one then, a couple of them. Editor of compilation title ’24×7′ and mastermind behind the 24hr comics marathon that the book compiles)will be joining us to talk about the book and its creation, his reaction to hearing about its Eisner nod, and what it means to be a comics creator, tipped for such an honour.
(Check out this awesome review of ’24×7′ by John Freeman; it’s a great read. We’re also hoping that we’ll be joined by a couple of contributors – bear with us for more details.)
One of the short stories featured in the book – HAND ME DOWN – was written by the brilliant Kristyna Baczynski… and it’s only nominated in the Best Short Story category! Kristina joins us to talk about her reaction to the news and also the inspirations for the story.
We’ll also be doing our weekly giveaway of atee, chosen off the back of next weeks ALIEN DAY! (held on 26th April. Four, Twenty Six. LV-426. Gettit?) But you have to be watching live to be in with a chance…
TALKIN’ COMIC-CON: A CUP O’ TEA WITH AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO is the weeklyHangout On Air taking place every Sunday (6pm GMT / 10am PT / 1pm ET) and hosted by .
Each week, the best bloggers on t’web talk about San Diego Comic-Con, about con & pop culture and, for an hour or so, we invite guests to talk to us and get nerdy and geeky about everything that orbits the Best Pop Culture Convention On The Planet!
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Our Guests, this week:
- , Friends Of CC Forum
- Kristyna Baczynski
- … more surprise guests to be confirmed!
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